Developing High Performance Teams with SCORE™ Framework
“In most teams, the energies of individual members work at cross purposes. Individuals may work extraordinarily hard, but their efforts do not translate into a team effort, and this results in wasted energy. By contrast, when a team becomes more aligned, a commonality of direction emerges, and individual energies harmonise. You have a shared vision and an understanding of how to complement each other’s efforts. As jazz musicians say, “You are in the groove.” From experience gathered through team effectiveness consulting engagements, it is found that a high-performing team demonstrates a high level of synergism – the simultaneous actions of separate entities that together have a greater effect than the sum of their individual efforts. It is possible, for example, for a team’s efforts to exemplify an equation such as 2 + 2 = 5!"
– Prof Sattar Bawany & Adam Bawany (2014)
Building High Performance Teams: Using SCORE Framework
Teams have become a principal building block of the strategy of successful organisations. With teams at the core of corporate strategy, your success as an organisation can often depend on how well you and other team members operate together.
In today’s highly networked business environment, teams are critically important to getting work done. Yet not all teams are created equal. Some fail to perform, or they perform below expectations. Some start out well but later lose their focus and energy. Teams are extremely valuable if they are working well. They are very costly if they are not. It is critical for managers and team leaders to find ways to ensure their teams are working effectively and are achieving their results.
The success of a team should be measured at regular intervals so that team spirit can be encouraged, either through celebrating achievements or through sharing problems. In terms of measuring success, it is perhaps easier to gauge the progress of a sports team than it is to rate the performance of work-based teams. For example, the performance of a sports team can usually be tracked by league tables.
Importance of Building a High-Performance Team in a VUCA World
Working as part of a successful team makes work enjoyable. It provides employees with a supportive work environment and enables them to address any conflict that might arise in a constructive way.
In high-performing teams, leadership shifts during the stages of team development based on team needs. Unlike organisational leadership, which remains somewhat constant, team leadership can shift from very directing, when the team is being formed, to more delegating, when the team is functioning effectively. To transform into a high-performance team, an easily implementable framework such as 'S.C.O.R.E.' would assist towards achieving that end goal.
Cultivating a group of individuals into a high performing team, responsible for achieving the shared vision of the organisation, is critical to business success. As research shows, for any team to perform at its best, you must be aligned with vision and values. For leadership teams, in particular, you must be able to draw upon your collective creativity to effectively navigate through increasing levels of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.
Upon completion of this Masterclass, the participant will be able to leverage on a proven framework, “S.C.O.R.E.™” to lead and engage their teams towards a high-performance organisation so as to ensure a continued success in a VUCA World.
The programme incorporates a number of unique features and works on a number of levels. It is specifically aimed at enhancing and developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours of the participants.
The participants will develop their understanding of Leadership Effectiveness and how it will lead to a creation of a sustainable competitive advantage for their respective organisations through the development of an organisational climate that will contribute towards enhancing employee engagement and productivity during challenging times when operating in a disruptive VUCA business environment.
Prof Bawany is concurrently the Strategic Advisor & Member of the Board of Trustees and Governing Council of the International Professional Managers Association (IPMA); Managing Director and C-Suite Master Executive Coach with Executive Development Associates (EDA) and Master Facilitator with Action Management Associates, Inc. (AMAI).
He has over 30 years’ international business management experience, including 20 years in executive coaching, group facilitation, and leadership development and training with global management consulting firms. In addition to his business and consulting career, Prof Bawany has over 15 years of concurrent academic experience as an Adjunct Professor teaching senior executives international business strategies and human resource courses at various leading universities.
He is currently the Adjunct Professor with Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB) and a member of the Advisory Board of Curtin Graduate School of Business (CGSB), Curtin University, Western Australia.
He is especially skilled at coaching leaders work through leadership transition issues, whether individually or systemically. As a seasoned coach, he truly cares about others, listens with an open mind, and adds value in unexpected ways. His approach to executive coaching encourages new insights into the key capabilities and unique strengths needed to sustain practical behavioural change over time, resulting in the executive’s enhanced self-awareness, better decision making, and continuous performance improvement.
Prof Bawany is an astute advisor and coach to executives who need to know how they are perceived and want to focus on what is most important in their professional and personal lives. He has coached a range of leaders, from CEOs to senior vice presidents, and high potential managers. His current work in organisations focuses on encouraging individual initiative and leadership from a systemic perspective in order to achieve clearly defined business results. His speciality is effectively linking people processes to business outcomes.
Prof Bawany is a Fellow of International Professional Managers Association (IPMA) and The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). He is a Professional Member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). He is also a Practising Member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and International Association of Coaching (IAC).